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Black Button Single Barrel Straight Port Cask Finished Bourbon

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Casks

Company: Black Button Distilling

Distillery: Black Button Distilling

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 118.8

Age: 2 Years in New Oak, 3 Years in Port Barrels

Mashbill: 60% Corn, 20% Wheat, 11% Malted Barley, 9% Rye

Color: Dark Ruby

MSRP: $165 (2021)

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NOSE

Oak | Raisins | Dry leather | Crushed black grapes | Rye spice | Light cinnamon spice | A spicy juiciness conveys its proof and barrel finish

palate

Tannic oak | Leather | Bold cinnamon spice | Rye spice | Spiced raisins | A mixture of spice with drier earthy flavors

finish
uniqueness

Aged dry oak | Dry leather | Sharp tannic bite | Light cinnamon bark | Simmering Spice | Lingering dry spice

value
overall

The moment you pour Black Button Single Barrel Finished in Port Casks, you’ll notice its extremely deep color and you're instantly made aware that this is a finished bourbon. The resulting sip is very complex yet unfortunately also flawed. While the nose kicks things off with rich complex flavors and the palate is full of spice (almost to a fault), the finish is tannic and dry, ending what could have been a great sip on a disappointing note. That said, if you can look past the finish, this is one of the more complex port finished bourbons I’ve encountered, and also one of the few cask strength ones at that.

The bottle being reviewed comes from barrel #406

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan

April 15, 2021
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